10 Jan. John 4:43-53

10 Jan. A top government official becomes a Christian

"When Jesus arrived in Galilee, the people there welcomed him. They had seen all the things he did at the Passover feast in Jerusalem, because they had been there too."

"Jesus went again to visit Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine. One of the king's important officers lived in the city of Capernaum, and his son was sick. When he learned that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to Jesus and begged him to come to Capernaum and heal his son, because his son was almost dead."

"Jesus said to him, 'You people must see signs and miracles before you will believe in me.' The officer said, 'Sir, come before my child dies.' Jesus answered, 'Go, Your son will live.'"

"The man believed what Jesus told him and went home. On the way the man's servants came and met him and told him, 'Your son is alive.' The man asked, 'What time did my son begin to get well?' They answered, Yesterday at one o'clock the fever left him.'"

"The father knew that one o'clock was the exact time that Jesus had said, 'Your son will live.' So the man and all the people who lived in his house believed in Jesus."

          (John 4:43-53)



When Jesus arrived in Galilee during the autumn of 27AD, he was welcomed by people who had seen him earlier that year when they were in Jerusalem for the Passover festival.

At Cana, a royal official from King Herod Antipas’s court at Tiberias, on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, begged Jesus to come and heal his dying son in Capernaum – some 18 miles / 29 km away.

Jesus told him to go home and have faith that that his son would not die.

Later, the official was met on the way back home to Capernaum by his servants who told him that his son had already started to recover. As a result of this miracle, the government official, his family and his whole household become believers in Jesus as the 'Messiah', the 'Christ' (the 'anointed one').

Isn't it great that, still today, we can ask Jesus to heal our friends and family, even though they might live many miles away from us?

The photo shows the remains of the synagogue at Capernaum in Galilee.

You can read more about Jesus's healing miracles @ https://www.thebiblejourney.org/…/jesus-performs-healing-m…/

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